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Summer Parks Challenge

07/29/2015 - 08/31/2015 - 12:00 am

In observance of National Parks and Recreation Month in July, The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation is issuing a challenge to all Whatcom County residents: how many parks can you visit this summer? Prizes will be awarded for the most parks visited and all completed entry forms will be placed into a drawing for prizes. Contest ends on August 31st. Winners will be announced and notified by September 15th, 2015

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Whatcom Museum History Cruise

07/30/2015 - 08/27/2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Squalicum Harbor
722 Coho Way

The Whatcom Museum’s popular History Sunset Cruise sails into its 32nd year. Guests travel aboard the 110-foot Puget Sound tour boat Island Caper, which leaves from Squalicum Harbor near downtown Bellingham, and take a tour of Bellingham Bay. Local historian Brian Griffin is the tour guide. Guests can bring their picnic dinners. Beer and wine available for purchase on the boat. Remaining dates include: July 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27; 5:30-8:30pm

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Elizabeth Park Concert Series

07/30/2015 - 08/27/2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Elizabeth Park
Walnut and Elizabeth

For ten Thursdays this summer Elizabeth Park in the Columbia Neighborhood will be filled with happy patrons, enjoying amazing music.  These free concerts are sponsored by The Eldridge Society, in partnership with Bellingham Parks and Recreation, from 6-8pm every Thursday from June 27 through August 27, neighbors and friends will enjoy all kinds of music.  Food will be available for purchase, and picnickers are encouraged to recycle and compost.  Donations to enable The Eldridge Society to continue to pay the performers will be gratefully accepted at the concerts. The remaining 2015 concert lineup includes:

7/30     bandZandt                                        East County’s favorite dance band
8/6       Nuages                                            Gypsy jazz/swing dance
8/13     Bellingham Dixieland All Stars         Dixieland
8/20     Happy Valley Sluggers                    Cajun
8/27     The Atlantics                                    Rock, soul, rhythm & blues

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Mount Vernon Riverwalk Concerts

07/30/2015 - 08/27/2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Riverwalk
2095 Main Street

The City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the Riverwalk Summer Concert Series. The concerts will be held every Thursday night through the end of August on the brand new Mount Vernon Riverwalk Plaza. The two hour concerts will begin at 6:00pm and feature a mix of family-friendly local and regional artists.

The remaining band lineup for this inaugural season is as follows:

July 30 Bobby Holland & the Breadline
August 6 Stilly River Band
August 13 Chris Eger Band
August 20 Rabbit Wilde
August 27 Hot Damn Scanda

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Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema

08/01/2015 - 08/29/2015 - All Day at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

The Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema runs every Saturday night (except July 4), rain or shine, through August 29. Enjoy the grassy lawn in front of of the stage and screen for blanket seating, with limited bench and bring-your-own chair seating on the brick surrounding the lawn of the Fairhaven Village Green.

$5 entry:  Admission includes pre-movie seating, access to food and other vendors, live entertainment, prize giveaways and the film. Five and under is always free.

Enjoy pre-show entertainment during sunset, followed by the film at dusk. The remaining summer lineup includes:

Date           Entertainment                           Movie

Aug. 1:        Trivia                                           The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Aug. 8:        Bellingham Dance Co.                Dirty Dancing
Aug. 15:      Polynesian Fusion Dancers       UP
Aug. 22:      Trivia                                           Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug. 29:      Amber Darland                            The Princess Bride

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Family Fun Days at Joe Martin Field

08/02/2015 - 08/09/2015 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Joe Martin Field
1220 Civic Field Way

The Bellingham Bell’s Sunday home games just got even more exciting. Join Industrial CU’s Family Pass for tons of family fun – a bouncy house, face painting and more! The gates open at 2pm at Joe Martin Field and the ball game starts at 3:05pm. Watch for opportunities to win free tickets by following Family Pass on Facebook. Otherwise, regular admission applies.

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Music at Maritime

08/07/2015 - 09/04/2015 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Maritime Heritage Park
500 W. Holly Street

Levitt AMP Bellingham Music Series presents Music at Maritime five Fridays this summer from 11:30am-1:30pm at Maritime Heritage Park in Bellingham.

  • August 7
    “Swil Kanim” – Violinist and Storyteller
  • August 14
    “Wild Rabbit” – Folk Stomp Americana
  • August 21
    “West My Friend” – Indie Roots
  • August 28
    “Lobo del Mar” – Celtic, Flamenco, Bluegrass
  • September 4
    “Pearl Django” – Gypsy Jazz

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Art Walk in Bellingham

08/07/2015 - 12/04/2015 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Downtown Bellingham
1300 Bay Street

The first Friday of every month, the Downtown Bellingham Partnership invites you to explore the diversity of art venues in downtown Bellingham. Talented artists, unique galleries, delicious restaurants await attendees of the monthly Art Walks in downtown Bellingham. Art Walk maps and lists of venues will be available at the participating venues!.

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16th Annual Miles For Memories 5k Walk/Run

08/08/2015 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

The 16th Annual Miles for Memories 5k Walk/Run is Saturday, August 8 from 8:00am – 12:00pm at Fairhaven Village Green. This year’s theme is ‘Whatcom Stampede’, so show up dressed in your best Western gear!

Registration opens at 8am, festivities begin at 8:30, and the race gun will go off at 9am. Families, teams, and dogs are all welcome to participate to raise Alzheimer’s awareness in our community.

Online Registration:
Individual Registration
Family Registration (up to 4 registrants)
Team Regsitration (up to 10 registrants at a time)

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Futures NW Fundraiser

08/09/2015 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Boundary Bay Brewery
1107 Railroad Ave

Futures NW hosts its 2nd annual fund raiser to forward the college dreams of Whatcom and Skagit County youth from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 9th at Boundary Bay Brewery. Enjoy an afternoon of live music and score some great stuff for a great cause with both silent and live auctions! $10 general admission, children 12 and under are free.

Futures NW is a regional 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on empowering low-income students with the support and information needed to graduate from high school and college with clear career goals.  Proceeds benefit 8th through 12 grade students of Whatcom and Skagit Counties, providing mentors, job shadowing, campus visits, and college information.

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